Machine Gun Kelly Net Worth, Height, Bio, Facts

Machine Gun Kelly Biography
  • Name: Machine Gun Kelly
  • Age: 28 years old
  • Height: 6ft 4in (193 cm)
  • Occupation: Rapper
  • Net Worth: US $2 Million
  • Status: Alive

Machine Gun Kelly is an American rapper and actor out of Cleveland, Ohio. Real name Richard Colson Baker, he was born on April 22, 1990 in Houston, Texas. However, he recognizes Cleveland as the origin to his musical success. Being brought up in a missionary household, MGK family moved a lot throughout his childhood. From Egypt to Germany then finally settling in the United States, his childhood was arguably unstable. After settling in Denver, his mother left his father while he was very young. To make matters worse, MGK’s father suffered from depression and unemployment. In Denver, he attended Hamilton Middle School where he was constantly bullied. He would turn to music as an escape from reality. MGK started listening to rap music in six grade. Some of his early role models include DMX, Eminem and Ludacris. He would later earn his stage name, Machine Gun Kelly, due to the rapid delivery of his lyrics. Throughout high school, his father took up job with the military and left for overseas. He would soon return, and relocated the family to Cleveland, Ohio. This is where MGK career officially started.

While in Cleveland, MGK started performing at local venues. Not only was he building his reputation, he was exposing himself to a world of opportunity. In 2006, he was able to release his first mixtape “Stamp Of Approval.” As he continued to build a name for himself, his performance at the Apollo would enhance such efforts. In 2009, MGK became the first amateur rapper to claim victory at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. His biggest breakthrough came in 2011. After a stellar performance, MGK met Sean “P Diddy” Combs and secured a contract with “Big Boy” and “Interscope Records.”

In 2012, His debut album “Lace Up” got a lot of positive feedback. Notable singles include “Wild Boy,” “Stereo,” “Invincible,” and “Hold On (Shut Up).” The album debut at #4 on the Billboards 200 chart. A deal was also struck with “Young and Reckless” to formulate a clothing line. In 2013, MGK collaborated with the likes of French Montana, Meek Mill, Pusha T, and Wiz Khalifa to release his “Black Flag” mixtape. His second album, “General Admission,” was released in 2015. Like the first, it was instantly Billboard material and debut at #4 on the 200 chart. In 2016, collaboration with 5th Harmony ex-member Camila Cabello would give MGK his biggest hit single yet. “Bad Things” hit the Billboard Hot 100 and would climb and peaked at #10. A third album “Bloom” was released in 2017. It too proved successful securing its place on the RnB/Hip Hop charts. Featuring artists includes Quavo, Ty Dolla $ign, DubXX, and James Arthur. Away from music, MGK made appearances in films such as “Beyond The Light,” “Roadies” and “Viral.”

Machine Gun Kelly height is 6ft 4in. His estimated net worth is $2 Million USD. In 2008, MGK daughter Casie was born. Despite not being romantically involved with the mother, he continues to support them financially. In the past, MGK experimented with drugs and had difficulty staying sober. He admitted to having an addiction. MGK has never been married and no one knows for sure if he is currently dating.

Machine Gun Kelly Bio, Net Worth, Facts
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Machine Gun Kelly Age, Birthday, Salary, Wiki

  • Birth Name: Richard Colson Baker
  • Birthday: April 22, 1990
  • How Old : Age: 28 years old
  • Place of Birth: Houston, Texas, United States
  • Zodiac Sign: Taurus
  • How Tall : Height: 6ft 4in (193 cm)
  • Occupation: Rapper, Record Producer, Actor
  • Years Active: 2006-present
  • Net Worth & Salary: US $2 Million
  • Marriage(s):
  • Death-O-Meter: Alive

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